LIGHTROOM / CAMERA RAW - Programmable white balance and exposure pipette

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I'd love to have an addition to the white balance pipette whereby the user could sample a spot of an image, grade it for white balance and exposure and then apply those settings, via the pipette, to other shots in a set. The most obvious application would be sampling a portrait subject's key light skin tone, grading it until it looks perfect for that individual and then applying that to all images in a set, even if lighting and exposure vary. I shoot real estate and, often, a house may have a coloured ceiling (not white). Normally I just white balance on the ceiling but in these cases it doesn't work. I also use fill flash to help masking in window exposures and the ability to simply say, "the window frames look like this" would be very helpful
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Shane Betts

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John Barwood

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Ha, yes! and you wrote the idea so much better than i did :) lets hope they get this done!
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That's kind of why color charts are made what they have been used for for decades isn't it? I carry a pocket-sized version and always can get the exact color using it. 
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Shane Betts

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Thanks Rikk but, again, not always the most efficient way to run my business. Save 20 minutes in post, cost 20 minutes on location.

Forums like these are full of handy workarounds - and for these we are frequently grateful. However, I often ask myself if Adobe et al rely on the existence of such user generated workarounds to avoid actually fixing stuff or addressing the list of ideas and feature requests they receive. Those of us to whom a 20 minute time saving per job might mean the difference between paying this months rent or not would appreciate some proactive support from Adobe.